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All About Fungi (Grades 11-12)

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All About Fungi

What is the primary component of a fungal cell wall?
  1. cellulose
  2. chitin
  3. glycogen
  4. lipids
What is a major role of saprobic fungi in a terrestrial ecosystem?
  1. trap atmospheric carbon dioxide
  2. parasitize plants and animals
  3. break down carbon compounds
  4. serve as pathogens for plants
How do fungi maintain genetic diversity?
  1. binary fission
  2. conidia
  3. budding
  4. plasmogamy
Which is the closest group to Basidiomycota?
  1. chytrids
  2. Ascomycota
  3. Zygomycota
  4. lichens
How do lichens obtain their energy?
  1. through photosynthesis
  2. by decaying organic matter
  3. from parasitizing other plants
  4. from minerals in the soil
In the fungal hyphae, what does not occur between karyogamy and plasmogamy?
  1. meiosis
  2. spore formation
  3. mitosis
  4. production of a fruiting body
The body of a multicellular fungus is called a(n)                       .
The Basidiomycota are a group of fungi that produce a reproductive structure called a basidium. This structure is most similar to the                  of the Ascomycota.
Why are fungi important to the establishment and growth of tree seedlings in a forest?

Into what structure are the hyphae of multicellular fungi organized?
  1. dikaryon
  2. mycelium
  3. arbuscule
  4. rhizoid
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